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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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Physician Burnout Pervasive: 1 in 2 Internists Affected

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2012

In a study comparing levels of burnout and exhaustion among 24 physician specialty groups, 65% of emergency room doctors, 55% of internists, and 52% of neurologists indicated they were burned out.

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Developing High-Quality Patient-Centered Care

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2012

Sharp HealthCare in San Diego examined its methods, zapped redundancies, and created a successful and sustainable patient-centered care model. The key was building an orchestrated, consistent process.

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Medicaid Expansion Puts Bottom Line on Borrowed Time

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2012

Now that the smoke has cleared from the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what's the upshot for financial leaders? It appears the only thing healthcare CFOs can count on is that they will have to slash costs, but they are working on borrowed time to develop their new business models.

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Got What It Takes to Run a Safety Net Hospital?

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2012

Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas is a critically important health system in need of a uniquely qualified leader. The 12-page list of requirements created by executive recruiters leaves no room for doubt.

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Intelligence Report: Patient Experience and HCAHPS—Little Consensus on a Top Priority

By: August 9, 2012

While 84% of health leaders rank "patient experience" among their top three priorities, less than half of them are making patient experience-specific investments. This original research and analysis, produced with support from Medseek, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from CaroMont Health, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Inc., and Provena Health.

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New Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs

By: August 20, 2012

Authors: Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE

About: A growing demand for convenient urgent care and after-hours medical services has led to a rapid increase of walk-in clinics around the country. The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs offers a step-by-step executive-level guide to planning, staffing, marketing, and managing profitable urgent care centers.

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